UPDATE ON THE DEAN SEARCH:
During the June 17th Chapter meeting, the bishop shared an update on the Dean search process:
--A short list of candidates will be determined at the conclusion of initial interviews prior to the start of General Convention (July 3).
--During General Convention, the Bishop will talk to the Bishops of the short listed candidates and meet with short listed candidates who are in attendance.
--Upon returning from General Convention, the Bishop will submit the names and portfolios (which includes resume, essay responses, cover letters and answers to initial interview questions) to the Chapter for conversation and review.
--The Chapter will have the opportunity to interact with short listed candidates in late July/early August
--The Bishop will make a recommendation to the Chapter of who will be called to serve as Dean.
--An offer to serve will be made by the Bishop's office with a two-thirds consent of the Chapter (per the Canons of the Cathedral)
Please continue to pray for the Bishop, the Chapter, and those in discernment:
O God, you led your holy apostles to ordain ministers in every place: Grant that your Church, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, may choose a suitable person for the ministry of Word and Sacrament here at St James, and may uphold them in their work for the extension of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.